pandit

[puhn-dit; spelling pronunciation pan-dit]
noun
a man in India esteemed for his wisdom or learning: often used as a title of respect.
Also, pundit.


Origin:
1820–30; < Hindi < Sanskrit paṇḍita

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Pandit

[puhn-dit]
noun
Vijaya Lakshmi [vi-jahy-uh lahk-shmee] , 1900–90, Indian stateswoman (sister of Jawaharlal Nehru).
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pandit (ˈpʌndɪt, (spelling pron) ˈpændɪt)
 
n
Hinduism a variant of pundit

Pandit (ˈpʌndɪt)
 
n
Vijaya Lakshmi (vɪˈjaɪə ˈlɑːkʃmɪ). 1900--90, Indian politician and diplomat; sister of Jawaharlal Nehru

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His pandit, his imam and his priest are less than pleased.
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